Pre-announcement: Research Training Partnership Programme - MozambiqueSida will be announcing a call for proposals for 5-year partnerships between research institutions in Mozambique and Sweden for strengthening of institutional research capacity at universities in Mozambique. Details about the call will be published here in November 2015.
Impact of research in BoliviaFour films telling stories based on results from research. The films are made by communication students in a collaboration with the Sida-funded researchers at Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz and Bolivian national TV. The films are translated to English and are about 25 minutes long each.
Watch the films by clicking the links below.
Seeds of Science - filmSida-supported TWAS has produced a film about scientists supporting their community through research and farmers eager to collaborate and learn from investigators.
Call for proposals: Research Training Partnership Programme - EthiopiaSida is announcing a call for proposals for 5-year partnerships between Ethiopian and Swedish research institutions for strengthening of institutional research capacity in Ethiopia. Thematic areas as prioritized by the partner university Addis Ababa University: Economics and Management, Electrical Power and Control Engineering, International and Comparative Education, Biotechnology.
RBM Handbook available
A handbook in Results Based Management is available for download through the link below. The purpose of the handbook is to guide organisations in using RBM for planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation.
Achievements from the Bio-Innovate Programme
Regional research cooperation has improved beans to be used for the canning industry. In collaboration with SciDev.Net, a movie presents one of the results of the Sida supported Bio-Innovate Programme in Kenya.
The development of a sweet potato resilient to climate change and technologies for agro-industrial water recycling are among the other achievements. Read about them in the results section.
Sida Research Council visits Tanzania
Sida's scientific advisory group recently travelled to Tanzania to visit organisations and universities supported by Sweden. WIOMSA and Institute of Marine Sciences on Zanzibar and universities in Dar es Salaam were among the partners visited.
Research network focusing on agri-chemicals
A new research network in South East Asia and Bangladesh has been formed and will focus on agri-chemicals. Here are representatives taking part in a Results Based Management workshop.
New strategy for research cooperation
The Swedish government has decided on a new strategy for research cooperation valid 2015-2021. The strategy has three results areas: capacity building, research of relevance for development and innovation.
Insect science on CNNSida supported insect science institute icipe was recently featured on cnn, in the programme African Voices.
Watch the Makerere University video showcasing results from research cooperation with Sweden
– Swedish funds have strengthened research management and coordination, improved the research and publication at Makerere, and improved the funding levels for research and innovation, says professor Mukadasi Buyinza, Sida coordinator at Makerere University.
Swedish research cooperation with Uganda was initiated in 2000. On October 6, our successful cooperation was celebrated at Sida Science Day 2014.
Swebol Biotech - From Swedish support to international venture
Bolivia has products of great potential to both domestic and international markets. Research by Mauricio Peñarrieta has shown that its plants are rich on antioxidants and other nutritional values. His research led to the launch of a Swedish-Bolivian venture project called SweBol Biotech, with the purpose of facilitating trade between the countries.
Sustainable development researchIn this short video research fellow Yonas Alem talks about the Sida supported research capacity building programme "Environment for Development initiative" which is based at Gothenburg university, as well as research related to sustainable development.
Sida supports WHO call for actionSida supports the WHO statement on the prevention and elimination of disrespect and abuse during facility-based childbirth.
This is a call for action, dialogue, research and advocacy to ensure the rights of women to dignified, respectful healthcare through pregnancy and childbirth. It is a matter of human rights.
Sida's research cooperation supports WHO's research programmes HRP, TDR and the Alliance.
"Bolivian universities serve the people""Inequality is decreasing and people are speaking about our economic growth across Latin America. This in part has our public universities to thank, and we are very proud of them." Bolivian vice president Álvaro García Linera at a recent conference in La Paz where twelve years of research cooperation between Sweden and Bolivia was celebrated.
Future Earth secretariatStockholm is one of five Global Hubs to comprise the new Future Earth secretariat. The other locations are in Canada, France, Japan and USA. Spread over three continents the secretariat will operate as one entity. Sida supports Future Earth and its research for sustainable development.
PhD student Stella KiokoSida supported International Science Programme (ISP) at Uppsala University has made a short film about PhD Student Stella Kioko from Kenya where she tells about her life and her physics research.
Sida supports ISP 2014-2018 with 160 Million SEK.
Summary of ReCom findings Research and Communication on Foreign Aid (ReCom) has now published a summary of their research findings. ReCom was implemented over 2011-2013 in a partnership between UNU-WIDER, Sida and Danida. The aim of the programme was to research and communicate what works and what can be achieved through development assistance.
Sweden and WHO sign new framework agreement for healthSwedish Ambassador Jan Knutsson and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan have signed a contract that marks the first phase of a new six-year framework agreement. WHO’s reform initiative aims to ensure that the organization is well-equipped to address the increasingly complex health challenges of the 21st century. The reform’s objectives are three-fold: to improve health outcomes, to achieve greater coherence in global health and to foster organizational excellence.
Bill Gates’ cooperation with SidaOn the 31st of March Bill Gates held a speech on the theme “The world is getting better – how we can end extreme poverty in our lifetime”. Hannah Akuffo, the acting head of the unit for research cooperation, sat in the panel which raised important questions about how, where and why research and knowledge is needed for a sustainable development. Click the link to watch the lecture!
Innovation for growth
Sida has supported innovation within the research cooperation for many years and the support was recently evaluated. We have now produced a short overview over the evaluation, including two case studies and the conclusions drawn.
U-forsk and Swedish Research LinksThese programs are from 2013 administrated by Vetenskapsrådet (the Swedish Research Council). Read more on their website: